Afghan soldiers arrested for wedding deaths

Soldiers were responsible for a rocket strike that caused the death of nearly 20 wedding guests on New Year’s Day, officials say. The tragedy overshadowed Afghanistan’s official takeover of national security from NATO.

At least two Afghan soldiers are to be court-martialed in connection with a rocket strike that killed 17 wedding guests, mostly women and children, and wounded about 50 others, in the country’s volatile Helmand province, officials said Friday.

“Those Afghan army troops accused of firing the mortar rounds have been referred to a military court,” said deputy provincial governor Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar.
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